***I will be taking on new students from February 2020. Please get in touch towards the end of January / at the beginning of February if you would like to reserve a slot with me***
My name is Rebecca and I am an experienced English tutor based in Knowle, Solihull. I grew up in Knowle, and I attended Arden School and Language College (now Arden Academy). I am very friendly and trustworthy, and I am regularly approached by family, friends and peers for help and advice on their studies. I am affiliated with both Cardiff University and the University of Bristol, and I am currently working to complete my PhD thesis in English and French medieval studies. This might sound very niche, but my background is in English Literature more generally and I have a wide range of knowledge across the subject. I am also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I can provide teaching and learning support for both English Language and Literature at all levels (with special expertise in English Literature). I have absolute faith that I will be able to help you or your child to see English Language and Literature with fresh eyes!
Availability: I am available for one-on-one tutorial sessions at my house in the B93 postcode. I am also able to provide bespoke teaching materials upon request.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I completed my teaching qualification with distinction in June 2018, and I have recently gained accreditation from the Higher Education Academy (leading professional body for higher education teaching in the UK). I have worked as a lecturer and seminar tutor in universities for the last three years, but I also have experience teaching GCSE and A-level pupils, both in one-on-one and group sessions. I am therefore familiar with the current GCSE and A level syllabuses, as well as current teaching practices. I have a wide-range of skills and expertise, and I am particularly good at providing students with any tools they might be lacking in their approach to the evaluation and analysis of literary texts. I have taught everything from Ovid and Shakespeare to Wuthering Heights and Sylvia Plath, and I am well-equipped to provide guidance on any sort of literary material. I also have some tried-and-tested strategies to help students and pupils improve their skills in essay writing, spelling and grammar, critical reading and close analysis. My approach to tutoring takes into account everything that I have learnt in the diverse teaching environments I have encountered over the last five years. I always try to put my students at ease and treat them as equals. My previous students have told me in feedback sessions that I am particularly good at explaining `difficult and challenging ideas`. I aim to offer a teaching programme designed to address the specific needs of my student and informed by their learning style (audio, visual etc.). I believe in helping pupils and students to formulate practical approaches to English, which can be applied in different contexts, so that they can see tangible improvements in exam results! Contact this Tutor